~Amusing~

"Arushi Ahuja"
Keith Haring: The Marriage of Heaven and Hell!

Barely aged and hardly old
An artist died so young.
31 years and childish yet 
taken from the world!
Of graffiti and amusing art,
A smile on a child's face,
Battling brave the hellish disease,
Activist in the face of AIDS!
His marriage of Heaven and Hell,
Made me halt for a while,
I stared at it unbelievably 
and my face lit up in a smile!

And I wondered how it went for him,
To paint something so amusing!



Written for Magpie Tales: Mag 232!

24 comments:

  1. i imagine he smiled
    in hope of the future

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  2. I really like how you incorporated the artist in your poem!

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  3. Nice poem, exquisite and full of beautiful feelings, nothing more beautiful than the smile of a child !!

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    1. Thank you Leovi... keith haring seemed to have been a favourite among kids... :)

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  4. I imagine he was quite fulfilled.

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  5. Lovely Arushi, I think he was very pleased knowing he would generate much discussion.

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    1. probably!! he does have beautiful art!

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  6. I hope his muse danced with each brushstroke, and his soul was brighten by every shape, and that he imagined the smile his work would put on the faces to come... So young, indeed.

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    1. i hope so to Magalay!! you said it so beautifully!

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  7. Childlike images, maybe, but far from childish thoughts behind them, and I think you caught this duality in your words.

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    1. thank you Jinksy... i can barely do justice to an artist so good!

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  8. A brilliant take on the prompt. Those who know that they have very little, limited time left on this earth, due to a chronic disease such as AIDS, are most often the ones who manage to live life to the fullest. Their stories and legacies abound and it really makes us think what is stopping us from being equally creative and happy and driven like our counterparts.

    Brilliantly penned. Loved it. :)

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    1. Thank you Enigma... and you are so right... such people are what the world remembers...

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  9. Powerful,inspiring words! He seems very dedicated to his art and loving person...~ Thanks.

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    1. True that humbird... i did a little research... whata wonderful person...

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  10. I think he is in the position now to appreciate the subject ever better - so he is definitely smiling ~ Eddie :)

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    1. Yes eddie
      ... face to face with the subject... true... :)

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So much time I spent writing this... Leave me here the words on your lips!!